10 Actors Who Put Insane Effort Into Details Nobody Noticed

1. Shia LeBeouf Transformed His Entire Life To Become His Character In Fury

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Shia LeBeouf is a relatively strange actor, and he's garnered quite a bit of speculation over the years as to his behavior when he's not working, but nobody can say the guy doesn't put his all into a role. For his part in Fury, LeBeouf did something most Americans never do, he joined the Military.

The day after he was given the role, he joined the U.S. National Guard, got himself baptized, had himself tattooed, and even became a Chaplain's Assistant to Captain Yates of the 41st Infantry. He stopped bathing and pulled out one of his own teeth. He basically turned himself into his role... literally!

"Fury is the most meat I've ever had to chew on. [Director] David [Ayer] told us right from the gate: 'I need you to give me everything.'" As for the not bathing thing? "I met some tankers who told me that was just the way it was out there. Some guys had the same pair of socks on for three years."

This level of commitment may have helped with his performance, but there was no way anyone in the audience could ever know he did those things. That being said, you can't say the guy isn't committed to his craft, though one could argue, he might need to be committed...

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